Film Screening

Multiple Dates

Part of The Future of the Past: Utopia/Dystopia, 1965-1984


Date + Time

Thursday, April 9, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 2009, 1:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979, 163 min., 35mm
Russian, with English subtitles

The Stalker is a man with a burdensome talent: he is the only one who can lead people to an alien terrestrial place known as the Zone, an area with the potential to fulfill one's secret hopes and desires without the trappings of society. But as the Stalker leads an expedition with a writer and a scientist, he faces a crisis.

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Image: Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker (still), 1979; photo courtesy Contemporary Films, UK